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expatgirl 10-24-2006 01:43 AM

Can you freeze Crisco?
:huh: Does anyone know if you can freeze Crisco (solid shortening)? I have to bring mine in a suitcase as you can't get solid shortening here. Thanks for any info that you may have.

philso 10-24-2006 02:42 AM

no problem there, expat. i buy butter in bulk when it's on sale and freeze it all the time. on the other hand, unless you're expecting it to melt for some reason, there's no real need to.

VeraBlue 10-24-2006 05:04 AM

It is my understanding that it won't freeze, it may solidify a bit more, but it won't freeze. If you put it in a suitcase, most cargo holds are not heated, so it shouldn't matter. Just double wrap it in plastic.

Can't someone ship it to you??

Corey123 10-24-2006 05:27 AM

I've never done it, but I don't think that it would hurt.


expatgirl 10-24-2006 06:55 AM

Thanks for all your replies---I just wanted to save what Crisco I had left by freezing it--I don't bake a whole lot but when I do (brownies and cookies) it's nice to have it on hand. I wished that I could have it shipped over here, VeraBlue, but we're lucky to even have a magazine sent over here and if it's People Magazine it will be stolen most of the time. Ha! So thanks for the input.

Corey123 10-24-2006 09:08 AM

And BTW, I had to throw away a can of store-brand shortening because it stayed out in the hall and got stale.

But whenever possible, I DO keep it in the fridge.


Andy M. 10-24-2006 09:11 AM

No need to freeze it. According tot he Crisco website it can be kept at room temperature.

Corey123 10-24-2006 09:20 AM

But for longer storage, it should at least be kept in the fridge, especially if it's not used regularly.

It WILL eventually go bad if allowed to sit out too long, and I believe that it DOES have an expiration date printed on the can's label.


Andy M. 10-24-2006 09:24 AM

If you choose to refrigerate it rather than storing it at room temperature, I'm sure it won't be harmed.

Do you refrigerate vegetable oil?

expatgirl 10-24-2006 09:41 AM

Thanks y'all---I'll at least put 2/3 in the fridge and 1/3 in the freezer and see what happens---I know that it will only last about a year (I'm almost there) if left on the shelf without going rancid. You guys are great!!!!!!

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